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  • Top Ex-White House Economist Admits 94% Of All New Jobs Under Obama Were Part-Time

    12/23/2016 2:47:44 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-23-2016 | Tyler Durden
    TylerDurdenDecember 23,2016 Just over six years ago, in December of 2010, we wrote "Charting America's Transformation To A Part-Time Worker Society", in which we predicted - and showed - that in light of the underlying changes resulting from the second great depression, whose full impacts remain masked by trillions in monetary stimulus and soon, perhaps fiscal, America is shifting from a traditional work force, one where the majority of new employment is retained on a full-time basis, to a "gig" economy, where workers are severely disenfranchised, and enjoy far less employment leverage, job stability and perks than their pre-crash peers....
  • What jobs? BLS says 665,000 job LOSSES

    02/05/2016 9:53:49 AM PST · by xzins · 2 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/5/16 | Paul Bedard
    New Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that there were 665,000 jobs lost in January, a blunt finding that confuses the heralded report that 151,000 jobs were created in January in non-farm payrolls. But who got them? The very same BLS finds that jobs to "native born" and immigrant workers dropped. Ditto for men and women. It is possible that many employees took on a second job, according to analysts. But a difference of 816,000 is too big, one said. Same for the differences in the two surveys the BLS uses to gauge jobs, household data from the Current Population Survey,...
  • Hillary Clinton: Obamacare is Forcing Americans Into Part-Time Work!

    12/16/2015 6:58:04 PM PST · by GOP Congress · 14 replies
    The Free Beacon ^ | December 16, 2015 | Alyssa Canobbio
    Gee, Hillary. Where the eff have YOU been the past 5 years? At a town hall meeting in Iowa City, Iowa Hillary Clinton was asked by a supporter about companies moving to a mostly part-time workforce and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Clinton said that companies are going to a mostly part-time workforce because of restrictions in Obamacare. “You know, we’ve got to change that because we have built in some unfortunate incentives that discourage full-time employment,” Clinton said. So basically, you just dissed Obama, genius woman.
  • (VA) Senator Warner Addresses the Opportunities and Challenges of the 'Sharing Economy'

    06/24/2015 7:16:40 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    Senator Mark Warner ^ | June, 2015 | Unattributed
    Whether by economic necessity or by choice, as many as one-third of American workers now find themselves piecing together two, three or more on- demand opportunities to make a living. It's called The Gig Economy, or the Sharing Economy. Yet Washington mostly has remained on the sidelines as the U.S. economy, its workforce and the work place, have undergone perhaps the most dramatic transformation in decades. Senator Warner, a former business executive, is committed to bringing this conversation to Washington, working with his colleagues, stakeholders, and the growing gig economy workforce, to put forward practical solutions to keep up with...
  • What's swelling the ranks of involuntary part-timers

    06/09/2015 10:56:04 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 19 replies
    cBS Moneywatch ^ | 6/9/15 | Mark Thomas
    During the Great Recession, involuntary part-time employment surged. So, now that the economy is recovering, shouldn't involuntary employment return to prerecession levels? Perhaps not, according to new research from the San Francisco Fed. Changes in the U.S. economy's industrial composition toward services combined with shifting demographics and changes in labor costs appear to have caused a permanent increase in the percentage of people forced to accept involuntary part-time employment.
  • ObamaCare and part-time employment: Shame on who?

    03/18/2015 12:18:05 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 March 2015 | Teresa Oelke
    The costs of providing health insurance are staggering under the ACA: Small businesses, which are the least able to handle cost increases, report paying an average of $11,868 more per employee per year since the ACAs passage. Large companies have also seen their costs increase. As a result, some of them have cut employee hours to avoid triggering the coverage requirement altogether. Nor is this only happening in the private sector. Public school systems from coast to coast have been effected. K-12 districts have limited hours for their support staff, including janitors, drivers, cafeteria workers, and teachers. As one school...
  • Part-time job needed in the SLC area...

    12/22/2014 9:05:23 PM PST · by republicanbred · 7 replies
    I have been on this website for almost 12 years and I have never asked for anything. Now I need a favor...we have a close friend in the Salt Lake City area who needs part time work while going to school. He is a 21 year old strongly conservative in every way most awesome guy! Please...if anyone knows of anyone who might have anything for him I would be indebted to you forever!!!
  • Full-Time Jobs Down 150K, Participation Rate Remains At 35 Year Lows, "No Job Market For Young Men"

    12/05/2014 8:44:55 AM PST · by GilGil · 21 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 12-5-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Survey was nowhere close to confirming the Establishment Survey data, suggesting jobs rose only by 4K from 147,283K to 147,287K, and furthermore, the breakdown was skewed fully in favor of Part-Time jobs, which rose by 77K while Full-Time jobs declined by 150K.
  • Biden: 'Businesses Are Hiring at Historic Rates'

    07/23/2014 10:41:44 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 56 replies ^ | 7/23/14 | Wynton Hall
    Obama and Biden's efforts to cast a positive light on America's jobs outlook, however, may face headwinds with voters. As the New York Times noted, "In fact, part-time jobs accounted for two-thirds of all new jobs in June." What's more, economist Ben Casselman of Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight states, "For the 49th time in 50 months, more jobseekers gave up looking than found work."
  • Part-Time Nation: A deceptive jobs report obscures the dark truth about the Obama economy.

    07/08/2014 9:32:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/08/2014 | Arnold Ahlert
    Last Thursday, an Obama-centric mainstream media trumpeted the creation of 288,000 jobs and the reduction in the unemployment rate from 6.3 percent to 6.1 percent. Lost in the manufactured euphoria are the sobering details: America is well on its way to becoming a nation where millions of workers can only find part-time, lower-paying jobs. On the surface, the numbers are impressive. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the aforementioned 288,000 jobs gain, while the household survey reported a gain of 407,000. Yet those numbers pale in comparison to the rise in the number of voluntary and involuntary part-time jobs,...
  • The Insiders: This months jobs headlines dont tell the true story

    07/04/2014 6:03:26 PM PDT · by xzins · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 3 | Ed Rogers
    The headline of todays jobs report, that 288,000 jobs were created in the last month, is positive. At least, it is better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. However, as with most economic reports these days, there is a veneer of good news but when you look closer, the White House is using the positive headlines to hide the growing deterioration of the American workforce. Last month, 523,000 full-time jobs were lost, while 799,000 part-time jobs were added. Another way of looking at these numbers is that almost all of the 288,000 jobs created last...
  • Obamacare Kills More Health Plans for Workers

    01/23/2014 2:46:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | January 23, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Obamacare does not mandate healthcare coverage for part-time employees (defined as those working less than 30 hours a week). As a direct result, numerous retail stores including Trader Joes and Home Depot have already stopped offering healthcare plans to part-time workers. Today, Target, the second-largest U.S. discount retailer by sales with about 361,000 total employees last fiscal year, joined the list. Effective April 1, Target to Drop Health Insurance for Part-Time Workers. You see a lot of retailers making adjustments in contemplation of the full effect of the employer mandate penalties in 2015, Neil Trautwein, a lobbyist with the National...
  • More than 25M Americans Still Can't Get a Full-Time Job:

    10/23/2013 1:55:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    PBS ^ | 10/23/2013 | Paul Solman and Simone Pathe
    Our "Solman Scale" measures the "U-7," adding to the officially unemployed part-timers looking for full-time work and "discouraged" workers -- everyone who didn't look for a job in the past week but says they want one. Not yeah! Not feh! But, as has been the usual response to most monthly jobs reports since the recovery began four years ago, more like meh. I'm collecting non-inspiring adjectives if anyone has others. Soft, tepid, meh. Others? RT @djheakin: This is an extremely flat report— Neil Irwin (@Neil_Irwin) October 22, 2013 That's one way to express the sentiment most frequently heard today about...
  • Jobs Report: Full-time Jobs Fell 560k, Part-time Jobs Increased 702k (NSA) In September

    10/22/2013 12:31:10 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 8 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/22/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    More bad news from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to HOUSEHOLD DATA, Table A-9. Selected employment indicators, Full-time Jobs fell 560k while Part-time Jobs increased 702k. According to the Non-seasonally adjusted data (NSA). bls19header ftptjon But if we used Seasonally adjusted data (SA), Full-time Jobs rose 691k while Part-time Jobs decreased 594k. So, its a matter of which do you trust. The Joker or Batman? black-ops-burger-flipper
  • Carls Jr. CEO Andrew Puzder Is Very Anti-Obamacare

    10/16/2013 10:28:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    As the Affordable Care Act goes into effect, Andy Pudzer, CEO of conjoined fast-food chains Carl's Jr and Hardee's, went on Fox News to tell Megyn Kelly that President Obama is flat-out "wrong" in thinking that health-care reform has no widespread effect on the job market, claiming that employers, himself included, are overwhelmingly choosing to hire part-time employees to avoid paying for benefits. It's baffling that companies continue to admit their preference for hiring more part-time employees, rather than paying for health care for those working 40 hours a week. Here, Pudzer helpfully spells out his house rules. He tells...
  • Trader Joe's To Drop Health Coverage For Part-Time Workers Under Obamacare: Memo

    09/11/2013 5:33:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Huffington Post | September 11, 2013
    Headline only.
  • The Disney/Obamacare story, and what's really driving employment in the theme park business

    10/03/2013 4:53:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Theme Park Insider ^ | 10/2/13 | Robert Niles
    The Walt Disney Company got some nice press around the Web today following the disclosure that it would promote more than 400 part-time employees to full-time status,a move that was attributed to new requirements under the U.S. federal Affordable Care Act (also known as the "Obamacare" law).... But changes in health care laws don't drive employers' decisions about adding or cutting hours nearly as much as one other factor does how much money the company's making. If there's money on the table to be had, companies will add the workers and hours they need to collect it. If there's no...
  • Obamacare Is GREAT for My Business, but Awful for America: Bob Funk

    09/27/2013 6:13:05 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 27 Sept 2013 | By Matt Nesto
    As the long-awaited debut of so-called Obamacare approaches, it should come as no surprise that the single largest piece of legislation ever written - that directly impacts one-sixth of the U.S. economy - is giving rise to lots and lots of unexpected outcomes, both positive and negative. - SNIP - ''We're trying to go to full time employment. We'd love to have people on 40 hours a week but the government is going in just the opposite direction," Funk says, noting that lower-waged hourly workers are particularly likely to see their shifts cut from 40 to 29 or 30 hours...
  • US Cities Cut Employees' Work Hours to Avoid Paying for Obamacare

    08/26/2013 7:31:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/26/2013 | MELISSA BARNHART
    Local governments across the country are facing the dilemma of cutting part-time employees' work hours to below 30 hours a week to avoid paying the increasing cost of health care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Even though the Obama administration has postponed, until January 2015, the employer mandate that requires all companies, school districts and municipalities to provide health care for employees who work 30 hours a week or more, or face a penalty of $2,000 to $3,000 per worker, many have decided to reduce their employees' work hours this year. In Middletown, N.J., for instance, Township Administrator Anthony...
  • Public sector cutting hours due to ObamaCare, too

    08/23/2013 8:14:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/23/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>It’s been quite a week for ObamaCare, and we’re not even to the end of it yet. First we find out that the White House missed half of the statutory deadlines in the bill and still has almost half of them left unaccomplished. Next, UPS canceled spousal coverage because of the ACA, which will save it $60 million in costs, and CNBC described how employees might start petitioning their bosses to drop health insurance in order to score taxpayer-funded subsidies. The AFL-CIO in Nevada finally discovered what a bad deal they’re getting, and Gallup confirmed that the more people know about ObamaCare, the less they like it.</p>